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Author Archives: Emily Land

Why do some HIV drugs cost so much? Pharma, insurers, advocacy groups and consumers weigh in

Why do some HIV drugs cost so much? Pharma, insurers, advocacy groups and consumers weigh in

, by Emily Land

Drug pricing is a complicated issue, with pharmaceutical companies on one side, patient activists on the other, and consumers oftentimes stuck somewhere in the middle. Read More

Why relying on someone else’s PrEP isn’t a good idea

Why relying on someone else’s PrEP isn’t a good idea

, by Emily Land

The benefit of PrEP is that it’s a method of HIV prevention completely under your own control. Read More

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

, by Emily Land

Heavy and frequent use of marijuana increase risk of cardiovascular disease, but people who smoked occasionally did not have this increased risk. Read More

For people with HIV, what’s next after viral suppression?

For people with HIV, what’s next after viral suppression?

, by Emily Land

Improving quality of life—in addition to helping people get to undetectable—can be a focus of health care models that serve people living with HIV. Read More

San Francisco gay bars join forces with HIV researchers to support smart drinking

San Francisco gay bars join forces with HIV researchers to support smart drinking

, by Emily Land

Making small tweaks to the environment in San Francisco bars reduced binge drinking and decreased the average BAC of people exiting bars. Read More